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Training Device Explodes At U.S. Air Base, Injures Three

December 13, 1987

FRANKFURT, West Germany (AP) _ A small training explosive device left in the passenger terminal of the U.S. Rhein-Main Air Base detonated Sunday, injuring three civilian base employees, a military spokesman said.

The employees, all West Germans, suffered minor injuries and were treated at a clinic at the nearby Frankfurt International Airport, said Sgt. Larry Clavette, a spokesman for the Rhein-Main base.

Clavette said the blast occurred at about 11 a.m.

The device exploded after it had been ″improperly abandoned″ in the passenger terminal, Clavette told The Associated Press in a telephone interview.

He said base officials were investigating the incident and that he could not give other details.

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